Now that the National Weather Service has extended the Flash Flood Watch that includes Napa and the North Bay through Monday, the city of Napa will operate a self-serve sandbagging operation through the weekend.
The service, which started Thursday afternoon, is located in a parking lot on Freeway Drive, just north of Napa Premium Outlets and south of First Street.
About 5,000 sandbags and 100 tons of sand were taken away by residents on Thursday, Barry Martin, city spokesperson, reported.
The sandbag pickup day scheduled for Saturday at the Corporation Yard on Jackson Street is canceled, with residents able to come to the First Street location instead, Martin said.
Those wanting sandbags should bring a shovel and gloves and be prepared to fill and transport their own bags. While area creeks, the Napa River and reservoirs have remained below flood stage, the storm expected Sunday carries the potential for several inches of rain, Martin said.
Residents in low-lying or flood-prone areas near creeks and streams are advised to remain watchful. To track rainfall amounts and river and creek levels, go to napa.onerain.com/home.php.
During winter storms, residents can report urgent problems with storm drains, trees and other concerns by going to cityofnapa.org and clicking on the “Service Center” link at the top of the page, or by calling 707-257-9223.
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To keep track of rainfall amounts and river and creek levels, select “Rainfall, River and Creek Data” from the Quick Links menu at cityofnapa.org